Louisiana is about middle of the road when it comes to being either employer- or employee-friendly. This divide can be seen by looking at the following laws: an employer in this state may not consider criminal history of an applicant or employee unless it is job specific; however, the state antidiscrimination law applies to employers with 20 or more employees – whereas the federal law applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Louisiana.
Updated to reflect New Orleans credit check law, effective December 23, 2016.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Updated to reflect law permitting private employers to provide a veterans preference, effective August 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect law prohibiting the use of a cellular tracking device, effective August 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect amendments to posting requirements, effective August 1, 2016.
Updated to include amendments to notice-posting requirements for hotels, effective August 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect a new veterans preference law, effective August 1, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Louisiana employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.